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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is investigating reports that Wells Fargo & Co. employees were fired for trumped-up reasons after trying to blow the whistle on the bank’s phony customer accounts. (AP)

FINRA Seeks Information From Fired Wells Fargo Reps

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Friday asked former employees of Wells Fargo to come forward if they believe the bank fired them for blowing the whistle on its sham customer accounts and used termination notices to further retaliate or hide its tracks.

  • Arista Infringes 2 Cisco Network Patents, ITC Judge Rules

    Arista Networks. infringed two of six network technology patents asserted by Cisco Systems, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled Friday in one of several IP cases between the tech companies.

  • Och-Ziff Contractor Cops To Bribing African Officials

    The son of the former prime minister of Gabon faces up to five years in U.S. prison after pleading guilty in Brooklyn federal court Friday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act while acting as a contractor for New York-based hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC.

  • Obama Orders Review On Russian Activity In 2016 Election

    President Barack Obama has directed intelligence officials to conduct a full review into Russian involvement in the November election as top members of Congress intensify calls for the White House to share what has already been gathered about Russian intrusion, according to news reports on Friday.

  • 1,000 Russian Athletes Benefited From Doping, WADA Says

    The World Anti-Doping Agency published the second portion of an independent investigation into Russia’s state-sponsored doping ring Friday, finding that more than 1,000 athletes benefited from, or directly participated in, the regime.

  • USPTO Grilled Over Patent Amending Rules At Fed. Circ.

    Federal Circuit judges sitting en banc probed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board rule Friday that makes it more difficult for patent owners to amend challenged patent claims, questioning whether the measure runs counter to the America Invents Act.

  • 21st-Century Fox Offers To Buy The Rest Of Sky PLC For $14B

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. has offered to buy all of the outstanding shares of British telecom giant Sky PLC that it does not already own in a deal worth roughly $14.1 billion, the companies said Friday.



Hospital Vaccine Mandates Set Off New Religious Rights Battle

By Braden Campbell

Hospitals across the country are moving toward mandatory flu shots for employees, fueling a new breed of Title VII case amid growing anti-vaccination sentiment.